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1997 Big Ten Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 72-60, .545 W-L% (4th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 4.80 (4th of 11) ▪ SOS: 3.15 (4th of 11)

Conference Champion: Michigan

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue)

44 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 27, 1997 Sat (11) Iowa 38 Illinois 10
2 Sep 27, 1997 Sat Purdue 21 Northwestern 9
3 Sep 27, 1997 Sat Wisconsin 27 Indiana 26
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
4 Oct 4, 1997 Sat (6) Michigan 37 @ Indiana 0
5 Oct 4, 1997 Sat (12) Michigan State 31 Minnesota 10
6 Oct 4, 1997 Sat (7) Ohio State 23 (11) Iowa 7
7 Oct 4, 1997 Sat (2) Penn State 41 @ Illinois 6
8 Oct 4, 1997 Sat Wisconsin 26 @ Northwestern 25
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
9 Oct 11, 1997 Sat (6) Michigan 23 Northwestern 6
10 Oct 11, 1997 Sat (11) Michigan State 38 @ Indiana 6
11 Oct 11, 1997 Sat (2) Penn State 31 (7) Ohio State 27
12 Oct 11, 1997 Sat Purdue 59 @ Minnesota 43
13 Oct 11, 1997 Sat Wisconsin 31 Illinois 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
14 Oct 18, 1997 Sat (5) Michigan 28 (15) Iowa 24
15 Oct 18, 1997 Sat Northwestern 19 (12) Michigan State 17
16 Oct 18, 1997 Sat (11) Ohio State 31 Indiana 0
17 Oct 18, 1997 Sat (1) Penn State 16 Minnesota 15
18 Oct 18, 1997 Sat Purdue 45 (24) Wisconsin 20
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
19 Oct 25, 1997 Sat (18) Iowa 62 Indiana 0
20 Oct 25, 1997 Sat (5) Michigan 23 @ (15) Michigan State 7
21 Oct 25, 1997 Sat (9) Ohio State 49 Northwestern 6
22 Oct 25, 1997 Sat (22) Purdue 48 @ Illinois 3
23 Oct 25, 1997 Sat Wisconsin 22 @ Minnesota 21
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
24 Nov 1, 1997 Sat Indiana 23 Illinois 6
25 Nov 1, 1997 Sat (15) Iowa 35 (18) Purdue 17
26 Nov 1, 1997 Sat (4) Michigan 24 Minnesota 3
27 Nov 1, 1997 Sat (9) Ohio State 37 @ (21) Michigan State 13
28 Nov 1, 1997 Sat (2) Penn State 30 @ Northwestern 27
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
29 Nov 8, 1997 Sat (4) Michigan 34 @ (2) Penn State 8
30 Nov 8, 1997 Sat Northwestern 34 @ Illinois 21
31 Nov 8, 1997 Sat (7) Ohio State 31 @ Minnesota 3
32 Nov 8, 1997 Sat (23) Purdue 22 Michigan State 21
33 Nov 8, 1997 Sat Wisconsin 13 (12) Iowa 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
34 Nov 15, 1997 Sat (1) Michigan 26 @ (23) Wisconsin 16
35 Nov 15, 1997 Sat Minnesota 24 Indiana 12
36 Nov 15, 1997 Sat Northwestern 15 (22) Iowa 14
37 Nov 15, 1997 Sat (4) Ohio State 41 Illinois 6
38 Nov 15, 1997 Sat (6) Penn State 42 @ (19) Purdue 17
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
39 Nov 22, 1997 Sat Iowa 31 Minnesota 0
40 Nov 22, 1997 Sat (1) Michigan 20 (4) Ohio State 14
41 Nov 22, 1997 Sat Michigan State 27 @ Illinois 17
42 Nov 22, 1997 Sat (6) Penn State 35 (24) Wisconsin 10
43 Nov 22, 1997 Sat (23) Purdue 56 @ Indiana 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
44 Nov 29, 1997 Sat Michigan State 49 (4) Penn State 14